ROVING SANTA (Dates TBA)
Santa Claus is coming to Downtown Kamloops – You can find the man in red out and about roaming our downtown streets visiting local businesses and spreading holiday cheer!
STUFF YOUR STOCKINGS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY CAMPAIGN (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Participating downtown businesses offer you the opportunity to win your Christmas gifts! All it takes is a simple ballot entry to be entered in the draw to win a $500 gift of Downtown Gift Certificates! Each participating location will accept entries with no purchase necessary (limited to one entry daily per business per person). The fourth and final weekly draw will take place December 21st and our Grand Prize winner will receive $1000 in Downtown Gift Certificates!
FREE WEEKEND PARKING (November & December)
Take advantage of your weekend in Downtown Kamloops! The City of Kamloops is offering free on-street parking throughout November AND December every Saturday. In light of the holiday season, this is our city’s gift to you! Of course this is in addition to Sundays – which are always free.
LIGHTS IN THE NIGHT (Nov 22)
Downtown Kamloops’ kick-off to the holiday season returns! Retail businesses are open until 8PM for one night only to host customer appreciation events and kick-start accepting entries for our new Stuff Your Stockings campaign. This event has fun for holiday shoppers and families alike with our community tree light up display taking place at 6:30pm at St. Andrews on the Square!
SANTA CLAUS PARADE (Nov 24)
The Santa Claus Parade warms the hearts of our community! This annual celebration brings down thousands of people ready to come together and showcase their holiday spirit.
- 10:30AM Wake up Santa at Kamloops Square
- 11:00AM Parade Begins
- 12:00 – 3:00PM Santa’s Workshop at Lansdowne Village – Enjoy games, refreshments & photos with Santa!
Bundle up in your favourite plaid jacket and join us for an oh-so-Canadian celebration that is both family and beer friendly. Attendees will enjoy ball hockey, craft brew, local wine, hot food/drink options, outdoor seating & heaters, street vendors, games, live entertainment and of course our amazing selection of local retail shops.